To get started with a new website design you will first need to register a domain name with our domain registrar affiliate SiteGround or NetRegistry or CrazyDomains. There are others so search for domain name registration online and compare pricing however you’ll find SiteGround very competitive and domain name management is easy using their new UI for domain and website management.
Kodako is affiliated with both SiteGround. SiteGround offers affordable, managed WordPress hosting using shared and dedicated servers. We use and update premium versions of WordPress plugins while ensuring your content is optimised for SEO. Meanwhile, our affiliates, SiteGround manages your server with unmatched, speed and performance with 24/7 support and a backend management system that makes it easy to upgrade plans and manage your account settings.
Your website and database are backed up daily with additional backups performed every month. Your site includes a staging site for development where we use collaboration software that allows you to easily paste comments on any page and section when logged into your WordPress staging site. Kodako websites include professional email addresses with your website domain at no extra cost.
Kodako websites are designed to load fast. By default, we enable static caching for all sites, which means that certain items, like your images for example, will load faster from server memory. Files and databases on shared hosting plans are stored on cutting-edge Solid State Drive technology. SSDs provide for a 1000x increase in input/output operations as compared to regular drives.
However, the biggest impact on the WordPress loading speed is achieved by using the higher levels of SiteGround’s SuperCacher service and connecting your site with NGINX-based dynamic cache and Memcached service. HTTP/2 is the newest network protocol, which significantly speeds up loading of websites in the browser. Automatic image optimisations, lazy image loading, GZIP compression, CSS & HTML minifications and more are also included to boost performance to the next level.
Having an SSL is more than just a best practice for websites, it’s an industry standard. SSL certificates protect the data transmitted through your site and make sure you meet the requirements of search engines that flag unsecured sites. Kodako will automatically issue and renew SSL certificates for a hassle-free user experience. E-commerced sites are hosted on PCI compliant servers for an additional layer of security.
All sites hosted on the Kodako platform get the free Standard SSL enabled. Clients may switch to a free Wildcard SSL at any time for sub-domains. In addition our servers are PCI compliant making them secure for e-commerce transactions and secure for storing sensitive data.
Kodako edits content using a staging site as your businesses grows. Kodako tests new plugins and content safely before pushing it live.
Using SiteGround’s staging tool we can create a copy of your site with the same login to WordPress as your live site but using a staging URL. This allows you and Kodako to work on a testing site rather than the live site. When you’re happy with it, push the changes to your live site with one click. Just to be on the safe side, SiteGround also performs an automatic backup each time your staging version is pushed to production.
Kodako websites use Cloudflare to provide a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) service to our customers. The CDN speeds up your website’s load time for visitors from different geographical locations.
In order to speed up the delivery of a page, it caches its content, auto-minifies images, exploits RailGun to speed up uncacheable dynamic content, blocks malicious traffic and even reduces SPAM. The CDN network has 152 server locations and growing so your page will be loaded from a server closest to your visitor.
For an affordable monthly fee, Kodako offers a monthly support service to all aspects of your WordPress website design and content with regular maintenance checks including plugin updates, backups, cache purging and seo.
For small business sites we recommend the Grow Big or Go Geek Plans while the Cloud Hosting Plans are best suited for high traffic business sites. Plans can be upgraded as your business grows via your SiteGround account settings.
SiteGround’s Cloud Hosting Plans offer seamless upgradeable options from 2 CPU cores to 32 CPU cores or more. Starting with 4Gb of memory and 40Gb of SDD space using a dedicated IP, a Cloud Hosting plan can be upgraded to whatever your website requires.